- 3101 Gillham Kansas City, MO 64109
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- NOTE: This establishment is now closed. This entry remains for historical records.
El Torreon is an all-ages show spot located in the historic Hyde Park area of Kansas City, a few blocks east of Main Street in midtown. El Torreon regularly features local, national and even international underground rock'n'roll, garage, punk, powerpop, rockabilly, surf, & indie bands.
Open in 1927, its majestic ballroom (currently undergoing restoration) celebrated a great jazz history in the late twenties and thirties hosting Cab Calloway and other luminaries of that time.
In the 1950s it hosted rock & roll shows as well as a rollar skating rink, and in the 1970s as The Cowtown Ballroom, Kansas City music fans watched bands such as Van Morrison, Frank Zappa and Alice Cooper.